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Dalmiya, others appear before EOW is funds' disappropriation case

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Mumbai, Mar 27 (UNI) Former BCCI chief Jagmohan Dalmiya, alongwith three other ex-officials of the cricket board, today appeared before the economic offences wing (EOW) of the Mumbai crime branch in a case of misappropriation of BCCI funds.

The other ex-members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to appear before the EOW today were former secretary S K Nair, former treasurer Kishore Rungta and former joint secretary Jyoti Bajpai.

The four appeared before the EOW after the BCCI filed a complaint stating that Rs 21.74 lakh were misappropriated during the 1996 World Cup which was held in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Dalmiya and others are appearing before the EOW in compliance with the Bombay High Court directive of March 23 when it had extended the interim protection from arrest granted to them till April 10 and had directed them to attend the enquiries before Mumbai and Kolkata police in connection with the case.

Justice V M Kanade, who was hearing the anticipatory bail plea moved by petitioners, had directed them to attend the office of EOW of Mumbai police today, tomorrow, March 29 and 31 and also to attend the Kolkata police inquiry into the matter on April 3, 4 and 5.

The court had also directed them not to leave the country without the permission of the court.

Meanwhile, Dalmiya is expected to record his statement before the EOW today.

UNI GS-ST-GK VJ ND1322

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